Classic, elegant Capricorns are known for their ambition, competitiveness and goal-oriented outlook on life. The no-nonsense workhorses of the zodiac, Capricorns can be intimidating to shop for, but a well-chosen gift can make these flinty goats bleat with pleasure.
With birthdays from Dec. 21 through Jan. 20, Capricorns are status-conscious, athletic and entrepreneurial. They’ll appreciate high-end, well-made gifts from established brands. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 22 perfect gift ideas for the Capricorn in your life.
Sijo Home Eucalyptus Sheet Set (starting at $76, originally starting at $95; sijohome.com)
Good sheets are a gift that falls in that sweet spot of indulgent and practical, which will appeal to a Capricorn. Sijo Home’s eucalyptus sheets are available in seven colors that include neutrals like white and beige, as well as muted color choices like pale pink, ice blue and forest green. You can also choose whether you want to include a top sheet in the bundle.
Catbird Half Moon Signet Necklace ($519; catbirdnyc.com)
This half moon signet necklace, set with a single baguette diamond, is a sly nod to the zodiac without hitting the no-nonsense Capricorn over the head with the more woo-woo aspects of astrology. The moon can be engraved with up to three letters or numbers to personalize it.
L.L.Bean Maine Coast Croquet Set with Boat and Tote ($299; llbean.com)
Capricorns are competitive and athletic, making games of all sorts a great gift idea. A classic game like croquet, from a classic brand like L.L.Bean, will appeal to the sporty Capricorn you’re buying for.
Theragun Mini ($199; therabody.com)
Massage guns are popular tools for post-workout recovery, making them a great gift for the runner, powerlifter or Pilates devotee in your life. While many massage guns can be bulky, loud and quite expensive, the Theragun Mini gets high marks for being quiet, small and comfortable to use.
Cricut Explore Air 2 (starting at $134.55; amazon.com)
Electronic cutters are souped-up crafting machines that can turn out professional-grade stickers, vinyl decals, party decorations, scrapbooking elements and custom stationery. Capricorns with a crafty bent will flip for this die-cut machine, which they’re sure to use to set up an Etsy side hustle.
Nordstrom Moonlight Crop Pajamas ($44, originally $55; nordstrom.com)
Like sheets, high-end pajamas make a great practical gift idea. These piped PJs have a cropped pant for an updated twist on a classic style.
Amaste Drip Coffee Maker ($52.99; amazon.com)
The industrious Capricorn is likely to be a coffee enthusiast — they need something to fuel all those late-night brainstorming sessions and early morning workouts, after all! This drip coffee maker is incredibly attractive, making it a conversation piece that will appeal to a Capricorn’s natural sense of style.
AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Garden With LED Grow Light (starting at $79.99; amazon.com)
Capricorn is one of the Earth signs, making an indoor LED grow light garden a perfect gift for these practical friends. The easy-to-use gardening system comes with a gourmet seed kit featuring six herbs — Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil and mint.
Diptyque Baies Candle (starting at $38; nordstrom.com)
Candles can be tricky gifts to give because scents are such a personal choice, but the Diptyque Baies candle is such a classic that you virtually cannot go wrong with it. The Capricorn, that master of good taste, will appreciate getting this gorgeous berry-scented candle.
Adidas Retro Luxury Track Top ($75; adidas.com)
This pink and green Adidas track jacket delivers a one-two punch of brand name swag and exclusivity that will delight your Capricorn pal with a twist on a classic that will have them standing out.
Lollia Bubble Bath ($36.40, originally $52; anthropologie.com)
After a long day of running the world, even the super-practical Capricorn likes to enjoy a nice bath. This gorgeous bottle of bubble bath from Lollia is a display piece that will look beautiful in their bathroom.
‘The Bucket List: 1,000 Adventures Big & Small’ by Kath Stathers ($21.49; amazon.com)
Capricorns are competitive and adventurous, and this coffee table book will help to focus their adventurous spirit — and help them catalogue all their travels for bragging rights.
Emart 10-Inch Selfie Ring Light ($30.99; amazon.com)
The Emart ring light is our pick for the best ring light of 2021. It comes with a fully adjustable tripod, giving users a lot of flexibility, and it has three light modes, along with 11 brightness levels. Just think of how great they’ll look in their daily Zooms.
Blue Bottle Coffee Gift Subscription (starting at $22; bluebottlecoffee.com)
In our review of coffee subscription services, Blue Bottle was the clear choice for java enthusiasts. It got high marks for customizability, variety and outstanding taste, beating out every other coffee subscription we tested. If you want to give a gift that doesn’t keep on giving quite so much, we also love the $35 Blend Box, which features Blue Bottle’s three most popular blends presented in a gift box.
Capri Blue Volcano Hand Soap & Lotion Gift Set ($26.60, originally $38; anthropologie.com)
If any sign is likely to be a dedicated hand-washer, it’s Capricorn (Virgo, you too). When it comes to giving a highly practical gift like hand soap, the key to nailing it is to elevate the experience — we can’t think of many people who would object to being given this gorgeously scented hand soap and lotion combo.
Urban Outfitters Maxwell Scarf ($39; urbanoutfitters.com)
Capricorns celebrate their birthdays in winter, making cold weather accessories like this jaunty oversized scarf a great gift idea.
Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring ($35; amazon.com)
The focused and controlled Capricorn is unlikely to regularly misplace their keys, but if you do have a forgetful birthday celebrant to shop for, the Apple AirTag Key Ring, which comes in seven colors, makes lost keys a thing of the past.
Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset ($29.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)
Gaming Capricorns will love new gear, like this lightweight gaming headset. The headset is compatible with PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, and was one of our picks for best gaming headset.
ZodiacMoonChild Prosperity & Abundance White Tea Crystal Candle (starting at $5.99; etsy.com)
Capricorns are money-focused, so if a spiritual candle gift is one you like to give, always go with a prosperity-themed one, like this white tea-scented crystal and herb candle that’s made of 100% natural soy wax.
GreatGreetingsCards Tool Box Gift Card Holder ($5.99; etsy.com)
Gift cards aren’t terribly inspired gifts, but they are practical, and if they’ll appeal to any zodiac sign, they will appeal to the Capricorn. Double down on the practicality by giving them a Home Depot gift card to fund all their home improvement projects, but dress it up with this gift card holder designed to look like a tool box.
Fidus 32-Ounce Leakproof Water Bottle With Motivational Time Marker (starting at $17.99; amazon.com)
The hydration-obsessed Capricorn will love this motivational water bottle that turns getting your fluids into a competition with oneself. The 32-ounce BPA-free water bottle has a wide-mouthed flip-top lid to fit ice cubes and comes in 11 colorways
Esarora Ice Roller (starting at $22.99; amazon.com)
The work hard-play hard Capricorn in your life will thank you over and over for giving them a gift of this ice roller. It can be used to cool down on a hot day, reduce stress and soothe a hangover, making it an incredible multi-use tool for self-care.